The St. Patrick’s program creates a rich learning environment that engages students from the moment they walk though our doors each morning. It does not, however, limit the scope of learning and experience to academics and to the world within our walls – or to regular school hours.
Before the school day begins, students in handbell choir and Chamber Singers begin their day with early morning rehearsals. After dismissal at 2:45 p.m., Upper school students in Grades 5 through 8 pursue their athletic interests through interscholastic competition, while younger athletes in Grades 3 and 4 hone basic skills in intramural athletics and instructional clinics. Upper School students in Chapel Guild also meet weekly to assist the School Chaplain. And some students arrive in the morning and spend a large portion, if not all, of the school day exploring and learning on a field trip.
Additionally, a wide variety of after-school activities classes (chess, cooking, fencing, knitting, robotics, photography, yoga, karate, piano, violin and guitar, for examples) and our Extended Day after-care program provide opportunities for continued learning and engagement after the regular school day ends at 2:45 p.m.
A particular benefit of an Episcopal school education is learning that we are all part of something larger than ourselves. Thus, we are integrally tied to the larger community, which we strive to serve in meaningful ways, both during and after the school day. Whether as a class project, school initiative, or through some other type of community service, we at St. Patrick’s are proud of our outreach efforts.